Video / OGAE Spain & Portugal Convention 2014: Amaya
MADRID, SPAIN – Last night OGAE Spain and Portugal got their first joint meeting in Madrid and along with hundreds of Eurofans, various Eurovision stars from Spain, Portugal and Europe, celebrated the unique night at Centro Cultural of Sanchnarro and Delirio. The team of oikotimes.com was there and bring you the latest videos from the performances taking place last night.
In the following video you can see Amaya performing “Eres Tu” the 1973 Spanish entry. She explained how she and the band don’t earn money from the song although it’s widely covered as they were robbed with the copyrights by their record label. Back in 1973 they were better than the winner song and they should get the trophy, mentioning the good times in the Green Room with the Irish delegation having great whiskey time! She also noted that Sir Cliff Richard was again behind Spain just like in 1968!
DID YOU KNOW?
Amaya Uranga Amezaga is a Spanish singer, best known for the fifteen years she spent as a member of the Basque folk/pop sextet Mocedades. She is a cousin of director Pablo Berger. Uranga formed Mocedades in 1969 with eight members. After numerous group changes, Uranga together with her sister Izaskun, her brother Roberto, and three other male members became the so-called “historic six” members of Mocedades who came second in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Eres Tú, and the band subsequently launched a hugely successful music career in Latin America and Spain. She was lead singer on many of Mocedades’ most successful songs, such as the international smash hit “Eres Tú” and “Tómame o Déjame.” Uranga left Mocedades in 1984 to pursue a solo career, although she failed to surpass her success in Mocedades. In the mid-1990s, Uranga joined a new band called El Consorcio. She has also appeared as herself many times on Spanish-language television shows. Amaya has performed from a wheel chair in 2011 due to a broken femur.